Commemorating the End of World War I: 1 February 2018

On Thursday, 1 February 2018, a cold wind blows on the ISB Campus. Crowds of students, teachers, militaries, visitors and press are waiting, for the Belgian Air Force helicopter, landing on the meadow of the lower field. Everybody is waiting to take part in the commemoration of the end of World War I, an event of great significance organised by the Belgian Defense to keep the memory alive among young generations.

The so called Poppy Flight arrived to ISB at 11.43, carrying its powerful symbolic message. On board, two ISB students representing the school landed on the ISB lower field, bearing a Poppy Art gift from the previous school in Mons, while two other ISB students donated the ISB Poppy Art gift to be delivered to the next school. As intense as it was, a mere 3 minutes later the military helicopter took off continuing its mission. To finalise the day, our two "poppy flight" students were interviewed by TV Brussels to tell their unusual arrival at school, and to explain the value of the poppy flower and its importance for the awareness of future generations.